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UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje Rematch for the BMF Belt

Don’t miss the UFC 291 rematch between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje for the BMF belt. Get all the details on the fight card, storylines, and expert breakdowns.

The highly anticipated rematch between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje is set to take place in the main event of UFC 291 in Salt Lake City. This fight is a rematch of one of the most thrilling battles of 2018, where Poirier emerged victorious with a fourth-round TKO. What makes this rematch even more exciting is the introduction of the BMF belt , which stands for ‘baddest motherf—er’. This belt was first introduced in a 2019 fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz, and now it’s up for grabs once again.

The UFC 291 main card will be available for viewing on ESPN+ pay-per-view, starting at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary fights will be broadcasted on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN+ at 8 p.m., with the early prelims exclusively on ESPN+ at 6:30 p.m.

Dustin Poirier (29-7, 1 NC) has been on an impressive run, with only two losses in his last 12 fights. Those defeats came in UFC lightweight championship bouts against Khabib Nurmagomedov and Charles Oliveira. Poirier’s most recent victory was a third-round submission of Michael Chandler in November. Currently ranked No. 10 in the ESPN pound-for-pound men’s rankings and No. 5 in the lightweight division, Poirier is determined to solidify his position as one of the best in the sport.

On the other side of the octagon, Justin Gaethje (24-4) has also been a force to be reckoned with. He has won two out of his last three fights, including a majority-decision win over Rafael Fiziev in March. Gaethje is currently ranked No. 4 among lightweights by ESPN and is eager to prove himself against Poirier once again.

The co-main event of the evening features a light heavyweight clash between former champions Jan Blachowicz and Alex Pereira. Blachowicz, who previously held the title in the division, will face Pereira, the former middleweight champion who has moved up in weight. This intriguing matchup promises fireworks inside the octagon.

In addition to the main and co-main events, UFC 291 also showcases other exciting fighters such as Derrick Lewis and Tony Ferguson. Both fighters have faced recent setbacks and will be looking to bounce back with impressive performances.

Here is the complete fight card for UFC 291:

Fight Weight Class
Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje Lightweight
Jan Blachowicz vs. Alex Pereira Light Heavyweight
Derrick Lewis vs. TBA Heavyweight
Tony Ferguson vs. TBA Lightweight

Leading up to UFC 291, experts have been analyzing the storylines behind the top fights and providing their breakdowns. The fighters themselves have been sharing their thoughts and expectations for the event. UFC 291 is shaping up to be an unforgettable night of action.


  • Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje will face off in a highly anticipated rematch at UFC 291
  • The fight will be for the BMF belt , signifying the ‘baddest motherf—er’
  • Poirier has lost only twice in his last 12 fights, while Gaethje has won two of his last three
  • The co-main event features a light heavyweight clash between Jan Blachowicz and Alex Pereira
  • Other exciting fighters on the card include Derrick Lewis and Tony Ferguson